Scientific Linux Security Update : xen on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 95985


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- An out of bounds array access issue was found in the Xen virtual machine monitor, built with the QEMU ioport support. It could occur while doing ioport read/write operations, if guest was to supply a 32bit address parameter. A privileged guest user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on a host. (CVE-2016-9637)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95985

File Name: sl_20161220_xen_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2017/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9637